Just a basic recipe for chocolate cupcakes with chocolate butter cream icing. Good for Sunday afternoons……
- 100g butter
- 2/3 cup caster sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup self-raising flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa, sifted
- 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
- 125ml (1/2 cup) milk
- Chocolate buttercream frosting
- 60g unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/4 cups icing sugar, sifted
- 1 tbsp cocoa, sifted
- 1 tbsp milk
- 1 mars bar cut into chunks
-Preheat oven to 180°C conventional or 160°C fan-forced. Line cupcake tins with cases.
-Using a mixer, cream butter, sugar and vanilla until creamy and fluffy. Gradually add eggs and mix until just combined.
-Combine flour, cocoa and bicarbonate soda. Add to creamed mixture with milk. Beat until just combined.
-Spoon mixture into liners until each case is one third full. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
-To make the chocolate butter cream, beat butter until light and fluffy. Add icing sugar and cocoa and combine well. Beat in milk until mixture is fluffy.
-Using a piping bag ice your cupcakes when they are completely cool and top them with some mars bar or sprinkles or anything you want.